3 Steps To ensure you Get a
Determine the barcode Symbology
is the bar code language. If you choose the wrong the language, the printed
barcode can’t speak to the scanner. The quality of the barcode might be great,
but if the Symbology is wrong, it won’t scan.
most common Symbology’s are; UPC, Code 39, Code 128 and Codabar but there
are many more. Ask yourself what you need.
don’t know, get a sample of what is similarly being using.
sample doesn't exist determine what Symbology the scanner you wish to use is
programmed to read.
still are not sure, skip to step 2 and let us figure it out.
Determine what Data needs to be in the barcode
The Data is
the information that is encoded in the bar code and will display when the
barcode is scanned. It's necessary to understand and specify want information
you want the bar code to contain and how you plan to supply it.
Barcodes can contain numbers, letters and punctuation marks.
Data can be static (the same for every bar code in the run), incrementing
(numeric or alpha - numeric printed in sequential order) or variable (random
Data supplied in a database).
Data can also contain a Check-Digit, which is a single digit printed at the
end of the barcode, used to verify the Data has been printed correctly.
Common check digits are Mod-10 and Mod-7 but there are many to choose from
and this will need to be specified.
doen’t have Data, we can generate it for you.
Determine the Dimensions
Dimensions are the barcode height, width and human read position.
– the bar code can be any height permitted by the label dimensions.
width is controlled by the X - dimension and ratio (width of the individual
bars) but can be adjusted to fit the space available.
Read – the human read is the text printed equivalent of the Data contained
in the in the barcode. Other than in the case of UPC, it can be printed
above, below or beside the barcode and it can by any font size or style.